Lorin Stein

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Lorin H. Stein (born April 22, 1973) is an American critic, editor, and translator. He is the editor of The Paris Review.[1]

Early life[edit]

Lorin H. Stein was born and raised in Washington, D.C., where he attended the Sidwell Friends School. He graduated from Yale College in 1995. In 1996 he received an MA from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, where he served as a teaching fellow.[citation needed]


After brief tenures as a contributing editor at Might and Publishers Weekly, Stein was hired by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 1998 as an editorial assistant. He was eventually promoted to senior editor.[citation needed] In 2008, FSG published his translation of Grégoire Bouillier's memoir The Mystery Guest.

Stein succeeded Philip Gourevitch as the third editor of The Paris Review in April 2010. Stein currently resides in New York City. His sister is the literary agent Anna Stein.[citation needed]

Awards and honors[edit]

Books edited by Stein have received the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Believer Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.[2] His reviews of fiction and poetry and his translations from French have appeared in The New York Review of Books, Harper's, The London Review of Books, The New Republic, n+1, and the Salon Guide to Contemporary Fiction.[3] His translation of Edouard Levé's Autoportrait was nominated for the Best Translated Book Award (2013).[4]

Under Stein's editorship, The Paris Review has won two National Magazine Awards—the first in the category of Essays and Criticism (John Jeremiah Sullivan, "Mister Lytle: An Essay," 2011), and the second for General Excellence (2013).[5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ArtsBeat, The New York Times.
  2. ^ Press Release, The Paris Review.
  3. ^ Press Release, The Paris Review.
  4. ^ Chad W. Post (April 10, 2013). "2013 Best Translated Book Award: The Fiction Finalists". Three Percent. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ Christine Haughney (May 2, 2013). "New York Receives Top Magazine Prize". The New York Times. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ Nicole Rudick (May 10, 2011). "The Paris Review Wins National Magazine Award". The Paris Review. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 

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